Seth Porges

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Seth Porges is an American science and technology journalist and television commentator; as well as the founder of the fashion app Cloth.[1] He appears on numerous television shows on the History,[2] National Geographic,[3] Discovery,[4] AHC,[5] and Travel[6] channels. Previously, he worked as a senior editor at Maxim magazine,[7] as an editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, as the technology columnist at Bloomberg News,[8] and as a writer for TechCrunch.[9] He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Porges has appeared as a guest commentator on television networks such as MSNBC,[10] Fox News,[11] G4, Fox Business, and CNBC, as well as the Web shows TechVi [12] and Rocketboom.[13] His writing has appeared in publications such as BusinessWeek, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and Editor & Publisher.[14] In 2014, he produced a documentary[15] about Action Park that went viral and is credited with inspiring the park to change its name.[16]

He is the son of neuroscientists Stephen Porges and C. Sue Carter, and is the subject of a song by musician Wesley Willis.[17] In 2009, he received attention for serving as a test pilot on the maiden voyage of an experimental pulse jet-powered carousel.[18] In 2006, he appeared as a contestant on Cash Cab. In 2011, he led a Twitter campaign that succeeded in causing Chipotle to list the presence of bacon in its pinto beans.[19] That same year, he was named one of The New York Observer's "50 Media Power Bachelors"[20] and one of Stylecaster's "Top 25 IT Kids of 2011".[21] He is a noted expert on the history of pinball.[22]


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  7. ^ [ "The opportunity to cover pinball in depth is just one reason this guy from DIY heaven (aka “Popular Mechanics”) loves magazines", American Society of Magazine Editors, 29 July 2009.
  8. ^ Porges, Seth. [ "Livescribe Smartpen Radically Changes Note-Taking: Seth Porges", Bloomberg News, 4 December 2008,
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  11. ^ Fire Starter - Fox News Video - Fox News
  12. ^ guest: Seth Porges « TechVi
  13. ^ Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards 2010 | Rocketboom
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  17. ^ Wesley Willis And The Dragnews - Joe Hunter (CD) at Discogs
  18. ^!5369993/jet+powered-carousel-makes-fiery-maiden-voyage
  19. ^ Tweets Get Chipotle To Change Menus To Show Pinto Beans Cooked With Bacon - The Consumerist
  20. ^ The Free Agent List: 2011′s 50 Media Power Bachelors | The New York Observer
  21. ^ StyleCaster's Top 25 IT Kids of 2011 on StyleCaster
  22. ^ The History of Pinball | Rocketboom